Start up Splash screen
If I delete the vendor file, will that take away the start up splash screen that shows the Rogers Logo? Can I get something else to show up?
- 06-16-2012, 09:57 AM #2
No it will not remove th splash screen. Thre is no way to remove that from a current BlackBerry. The splash screen was put there at manufacture and it simply cannot be removed. "Get used to it." is a rather direct way of saying that but, it's true. Ain't no way. Sorry.
- CrackBerry Genius
06-19-2012, 03:45 AM #4
- 2,244 Posts
The logo is not related to the Vendor.xml file, the file is used to let the software know which OS and carrier you are using...
To remove the screen you will need to unbrand your Blackberry an it is not an easy thing to be done so i suggest you to just leave it there.
- CrackBerry User
06-19-2012, 05:30 AM #5
- 27 Posts
As the others have stated, you can't remove it.
I recently bought a "new" used 9810 from someone. New because it was only a day or two old before I bought iyt, used because I'm not the first owner. Anyhow, I've had more than one 9900 before this 9810 and one AT&T 9810 that someone brought to S.A., they all had network related splash screens, ie Vodacom/Vodafone and AT&T. BUT the basically new 9810 I have now has a splash screen with "BlackBerry Original Smartphone".
I have never seen it before or since... Strange.
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- 06-19-2012, 08:41 AM #6
- 06-23-2012, 06:43 PM #7
the Bold 9000 was the last blackberry that was able to be unbranded using publicly available tools. the files that contain the carrier branding arent accessible with the tools we have.
- 06-24-2012, 06:45 AM #8
Mine is unbranded. It has VendorId 301. This makes it still a European phone but there is no splash screen.
I bought it in this condition so that I can use almost any SIM card and have my phone work.
- 06-24-2012, 07:41 AM #9
- 06-24-2012, 08:57 AM #11
- 06-24-2012, 09:12 AM #12
I think this may be more common in the UK. Many carriers here offer SIM free (minutes & megabytes only) plans. These plans are also on a month by month basis i.e. I can cancel my plan any month. This is also very cheap. I pay £13.50 (CAN$21.65) per month (incl. tax) for 100 minutes (no rollover) + a further 100 minutes between my carriers own phones, unlimited SMS texts, 100Mb data.
However I must have my own phone which, I do. I can also change carrier and keep my number on any month. Because of this unlocked phones are very much sought after here. I also have a pre-paid BlackBerry in my car with a dataplan I can switch on and off month by month for £5 per month.
The UK is far better than the US for these kinds of plans where there is pretty much an agreed monopoly between Verizon and AT&T.